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How many verb tenses are there in English? - Anna Ananichuk


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How many different verb tenses are there in a language like English? At first, the answer seems obvious — there’s past, present, and future. But it isn't quite that simple. Anna Ananichuk explains how thanks to something called grammatical aspect, each of those time periods actually divides further.

Perfect aspect in English is mostly used to describe actions that:

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  • Educator Anna Ananichuk
  • Director Luke Rotzler
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  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen

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